Yesterday I packed up the kiddos and we headed out to a local park… and I actually brought my camera for my own kids! I feel like I haven’t photographed my own kids doing what they love without any rules and (or bribery!!) in a long time. So yesterday I decided that’s what I was going to do. I took off my ‘photographers’ hat and put on my ‘mom’ hat and took photographs so I remember. Imperfect. Average outfits. Bright sunshine. Happy.
I want to remember their giggles. Their silly sunglasses. The way Molly’s pigtails dance in the wind when she’s on the swing. The way Jackson climbs through tunnels and forts. The way Molly loves to play peek-a-boo anywhere. The way Jackson is venturing into things that previously had scared him. The way they cling on to me when I asked them to sit with me. I just want to remember.
So these? These are for me. Me the Mom; not me the photographer.
I love you both to the moon and back. Thanks for picking me to be your mom.
You are the very best thing I’ve ever done in my life,
I love you forever.